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AllanP 09-08-2009 01:48 PM

Suse keymapping problem
 
I just did a fresh install of Suse 11.1 Gnome. The only changes made are updating and I installed Thunderbird. I have the default US keyboard. The up arrow now for some reason opens up a "Print Screen" window. I discovered it while in terminal and hitting the up arrow to go back in commands, but it has the same result no matter where I am. This only happens in Suse.

Further investigation: Prtscn or alt-Prtscn is replaced by up-arrow and alt-up-arrow. Prtscn doesn't work at all. I've checked the keyboard shortcuts and the Take a screenshot and Take a screenshot of a window are Print and alt-Print as they should be. Anybody?????

DavidMcCann 09-09-2009 04:36 PM

It sound as if the keycodes are wrong. Look at

/usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes/evedv

It should contain the lines

<PRSC> = 107;
<UP> = 111;

If these scan-codes are assigned the wrong way round, there's your problem.

AllanP 09-09-2009 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DavidMcCann (Post 3676435)
It sound as if the keycodes are wrong. Look at

/usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes/evedv

It should contain the lines

<PRSC> = 107;
<UP> = 111;

If these scan-codes are assigned the wrong way round, there's your problem.

Thanks for the reply. The codes are as you say. <UP> = 111; <PRSC> = 107.
Even within this message up arrow gives prtscn.
It was fine immediately after the install. There were two updates. After the first one I think it was still OK, but after the second and larger update the problem started.


This is really very strange. Never seen anything like this before.


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